Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike Given 8 Month Sentence

Samer Issawi, who has been on hunger strike since August, was released in the Gilad Shalit deal and then rearrested; citing classified evidence of another violation, prosecutors argued that he should serve out the remainder of his original sentence.

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered in the West Bank town of Beitounia on Thursday morning for a mass protest march to Israel’s Ofer military prison, demanding the release of administrative detainees now on hunger strike.